Every year about four million newborns in the U.S. get a heel prick at birth, to screen for congenital disorders, that if found early enough, can save their life. The leftover blood, however, isn’t thrown away. Turns out a non-descript office building in Richmond contains the DNA of every person born in California since 1983. It’s a treasure trove of information about you, from the color of your eyes and hair to your pre-disposition to diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. Using these newborn blood spots for research, the state is able to screen babies for […]
The San Jose and Davis police departments are returning their military equipment obtained from the government. Citing fears after seeing images of Ferguson, the city of Davis, California is set to return its armored vehicle. The police wanted to keep the vehicle. The city said no. The Davis Police Department now has 60 days to get rid of a $689,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicle, which police acquired through a U.S. Defense Department program, and must consider other rescue vehicle options. The Davis Police Department took possession of the free vehicle two weeks ago […]
From KABC-TV in Los Angeles: One way to accomplish protecting email on your own end is to use something like PGP by default.
How does one even comply with a TSA employee at a train station when there is no way to secure the area? That’s the TSA’s mandate; to deny people entry to the secure portion of the airport.